Wednesday, September 24, 2003

What ? a national issue ?

People complained when the media gave so much importance to the Joey-Kris affair. Maximo Soliven scolded a seemingly unrepentant editor for bannering the gun-poking -incident of the lovers' quarrel and some criticized the lopsided news presentations even in more respectable broadsheets. It is interesting to know however that the Philippines is not different from other more developed Asian countries when it comes to newswriting business. In the confessions of a foreign correspondent in Japan, he averred that the famous titles such as the Christian Scinence Monitor, Chicago Tribune and a host of others have downsized if not downright closed their operations. He noted that articles dealt more about cults, suicides, gangs and geishas. The CAT


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